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Fedora 14 / Beta is for Carotene / Let's Push for Final!

Catchy intro here.

What is the Beta Release?

The beta release is the last important milestone of Fedora 14. Only critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates leading up to the general release of Fedora 14, scheduled to be released in early November. We invite you to join us and participate in making Fedora 14 a solid release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable feedback.

Of course, this is a beta release, some problems may still be lurking. A list of the problems we already know about is found at the Common F14 bugs page.

If you find a bug that's not found on that page, be sure it gets fixed before release by reporting your discovery at Thank you!


Desktop enthusiasts and end users of all sorts can look forward to:

  • Faster loading and saving of JPEG images. The libjpeg-turbo feature nearly halves the time to load and save JPEG images on most modern machines - meaning you'll be seeing your digital photos even faster.

End-User, sysadmin, and dev features go here.

And that's only the beginning. A more complete list and details of all the new features onboard Fedora 14 is available here:

We have nightly composes of alternate spins available here:


For more information including common and known bugs, tips on how to report bugs, and the official release schedule, please refer to the release notes:

There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit today!